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For our first Thanksgiving with Sam’s side of the family as a married couple, we were asked to bring a vegetable dish. My dear husband doesn’t like too many vegetables, so my choices were limited to what  I knew he enjoyed; corn, green beans, or potatoes.

Everyone loved it so much that we have been asked to bring these green beans to almost every family gathering since. It’s extremely simple and a great crockpot recipe, so you can easily make it at home and take it to a potluck or holiday meal.

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You will need:

5 cans of cut green beans

1/2 pound of bacon, cut into pieces and cooked

1/4 cup of butter

2/3 cup of brown sugar

7 teaspoons of soy sauce

1 1/2 teaspoons of garlic powder

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First:

Open the cans of green beans, drain them, and pour them into the slow cooker. Add the cooked bacon on top of the green beans.

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Next:

Melt the butter and stir in the brown sugar, soy sauce, and garlic powder to make a thick sauce. Drizzle the sauce over the green beans.

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Last:

Cook the green beans on high for about an hour. Stir the green beans just before serving to mix up all of the ingredients.

Enjoy! I will be making this again in just a couple of weeks for Thanksgiving dinner with my side of the family!

Note: to make a full crockpot, use a 1-gallon can of green beans and double the sauce recipe. You can add more bacon, or just chop the bacon into smaller pieces.

The Best Green Bean Bacon Recipe

You will need:

  • 5 cans of cut green beans (you can use frozen also)
  • 1/2 pound of bacon, cut into pieces and cooked
  • 1/4 cup of butter
  • 2/3 cup of brown sugar
  • 7 teaspoons of soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of garlic powder

How to:

  1. Open the cans of green beans, drain them, and pour them into the slow cooker. Add the cooked bacon on top of the green beans.
  2. Melt the butter and stir in the brown sugar, soy sauce, and garlic powder to make a thick sauce. Drizzle the sauce over the green beans.
  3. Cook the green beans on high for about an hour. Stir the green beans just before serving to mix up all of the ingredients.

We love using our crockpots to make Thanksgiving simply delicious. Here are our favorite models:

Hamilton Beach Portable 6-Quart Programmable Slow Cooker

Not your mom’s slow cooker, this set-it-and-forget-it model allows you to cook food based on time or temperature, and automatically switches to warm mode when done.

Crock-Pot Digital Casserole 3.5 Quart Slow Cooker

Rectangular in shape, this crockpot is perfect for baking casseroles in. Portable and easy to clean.

Instant Pot Aura Pro Multi-Use Slow Cooker, 8 Quart

Have a crowd to feed? This 8-quart capacity slow cooker does virtually everything with a whopping 11 programs to choose from. Bake, steam, stew, sous vide, roast, sear, and more. 

BLACK+DECKER 7-Quart Slow Cooker in Teal

This simple model gets the job done with little effort, and stands out from the crowd with a teal colored exterior. Makes dinner easy and attractive.

Crock-Pot 3-in-1 Multi-Cooker

Multiple settings allow you to brown/saute, bake, or slow cook with this multi-functional model.

 Need the perfect side for your dinner? These are the absolute best green beans ever! Perfect for Christmas Dinner, Thanksgiving and every family get together. Yum!!

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Rachel Gnagy is a wife, mother, photographer, coffee lover, and book nerd. She and her husband, Samuel, have four precious children, two boys and two girls. Rachel is a work-from-home-mom, running a small photography and graphic design business. She has been writing for Her View From Home since 2012 and loves the opportunity to communicate with other women. http://www.inscribedphotography.com/ https://www.facebook.com/InscribedPhotography

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